1. Social research: issues, methods and process - Tim May 2011 (electronic resource)

    Book Required

  2. The practice of social research - Earl R. Babbie 2016 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  3. Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences: a pluralist perspective - Donatella Della Porta, Michael Keating c2008 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  4. Theory and methods in political science - David Marsh, Gerry Stoker 2010

    Book Recommended

  5. Social research: issues, methods and process - Tim May 2011 (electronic resource)

    Book Recommended

  6. Case study research and applications: design and methods - Robert K. Yin 2018

    Book Recommended

  7. Week 1: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research 3 items
    1. Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences: a pluralist perspective - Donatella Della Porta, Michael Keating c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pages 1-80.

    2. Social research: issues, methods and process - Tim May 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pages 5-25.

  8. Week 2: Designing a Research Topic 2 items
    1. Approaches and methodologies in the social sciences: a pluralist perspective - Donatella Della Porta, Michael Keating c2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read pages 175-323.

    2. Research Design in Political Science: How to Practice what they Preach 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Introduction: Designing Research in Political Science — A Dialogue between Theory and Data

  9. Week 3: Humanities and Global Problems 3 items
    1. Surviving Field Research: Working in Violent and Difficult Situations - Chandra Lekha Sriram, John C. King, Julie A. Mertus, Olga Martin-Ortega 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read chapter 15: There and back: surviving field research in violent and diffcult situations

  10. Week 4: Humanities and International Relations 3 items
  11. Week 5: UQ Research Culture, Practice, and Resources 3 items
    1. The craft of research - Wayne C. Booth 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Required

    2. How to write a thesis - Umberto Eco, Caterina Mongiat Farina, Geoff Farina, Francesco Erspamer 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Required

    3. Social research: issues, methods and process - Tim May 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read chapter 11: Reflections on research in practice

  12. Recommended Reading List (relating to subject/theme): 72 items
    1. The Research Thesis: What It is and How to do it! 4 items
      1. Writing in political science: a practical guide - Diane E. Schmidt 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Social work research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches - W. Lawrence Neuman, Larry Kreuger 2003

        Book Recommended Read chapter 6: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design, pages 149-174. High Use copy held in Central Library.

      3. Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science - Stephen Van Evera 2016

        Book Recommended Read chapter 5: The Dissertation Proposal and Appendix: How to Write a Paper

    2. Using Methods: Ethnography and Interviews 12 items
      1. The Oxford handbook of political methodology - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, David Collier 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Brian C. Rathbun “Interviewing and Qualitative Field Methods: Pragmatism and Practicalities”

      2. Qualitative Methods in International Relations 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapter 7: Ethnographic Research

      3. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, with an Epilogue on Health Care - John W. Kingdon 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 1: How Does an Idea's Time Come?

      4. Agendas, alternatives, and public policies - John W. Kingdon c2003

        Book Recommended Read Appendix on Methods: The Interviews; Coding; Case Studies; Noninterview Measures of Agenda Status. High Use copy held in Central Library.

      5. Methods of social movement research - Bert Klandermans, Suzanne Staggenborg 2002

        Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Semi-Structured Interviewing in Social Movement Research. High Use copy held in Central Library.

      6. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics - Carles Boix, Susan C Stokes 2009

        Book Recommended Read Elizabeth Wood "Field Methods"

      7. The interpretation of cultures: selected essays - Clifford Geertz, American Council of Learned Societies c1973 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Surviving Field Research: Working in Violent and Difficult Situations - Chandra Lekha Sriram, John C. King, Julie A. Mertus, Olga Martin-Ortega 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 15: There and back: surviving field research in violent and diffcult situations

      9. Symposium: Field Research - Evan S. Lieberman, Marc Morje Howard, Julia Lynch 2004

        Article Recommended

      10. Interpreting Qualitative Data: Methods for Analyzing Talk, Text and Interaction - David Silverman 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 3: Ethnography and Observation

    3. Ontology, Epistemology, and Methodology 9 items
      1. Qualitative Methods in International Relations 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapter 3: Feminist Methodological Reflection

      2. Theory and methods in political science - David Marsh, Gerry Stoker 2010

        Book Recommended Read chapter 9: A Skin Not a Sweater: Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science

      3. Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences 2003

        Book Recommended Read chapter 11: Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Research

      4. Political analysis - Colin Hay 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 2: What’s ‘Political’ About Political Science?

    4. Theory and Research 7 items
      1. Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science - Stephen Van Evera 2016

        Book Recommended Read chapter 1: Hypotheses, Laws, and Theories: A User’s Guide

      2. “Draining the Sea”: Mass Killing and Guerrilla Warfare - Benjamin Valentino, Paul Huth, Dylan Balch-Lindsay 2004-4

        Article Recommended

      3. The Oxford handbook of political methodology - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, David Collier 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Jack S. Levy “Counterfactuals and Case Studies”

    5. Causality and Inference as Goals of Research? 3 items
      1. The Oxford handbook of political methodology - Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Henry E. Brady, David Collier 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read Henry E. Brady “Causation and Explanation in Social Science”

    6. The Use and Analysis of Quantitative Data 6 items
      1. Special Issue: Verification/Replication 1995

        Article Recommended See especially pages 444-452: Gary King "Replication, Replication"

      2. Research Methods in Politics - Roger Pierce 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Qualitative Versus Quantitative Methods: A Relevant Argument?

      3. Routledge handbook of interpretive political science - Mark Bevir, R. A. W. Rhodes 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Read chapter 11: Quantitative analysis as narrative

    7. Qualitative Research: Case Studies 8 items
      1. Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science - Stephen Van Evera 2016

        Book Recommended Read chapter 2: What Are Case Studies? How Should They Be Performed?

      2. Qualitative Methods in International Relations 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapter 4: Case Selection

      3. Case studies and theory development in the social sciences - Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett c2005

        Book Recommended Read chapter 1: Case Studies and Theory Development. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    8. In-case analysis: Process Tracing and Capturing Time 8 items
      1. Qualitative Methods in International Relations 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapter 8: Process Tracing

      2. Case studies and theory development in the social sciences - Alexander L. George, Andrew Bennett c2005

        Book Recommended Read chapter 10: Process Tracing and Historical Explanation. High Use copy held in Central Library.

    9. Qualitative Methods: Documents, Discourse Analysis, and Content Analysis 9 items
      1. Qualitative Methods in International Relations 2008

        Book Recommended Read chapters 5: Discourse Analysis & 10: Content Analysis

      2. The limits of safety: organizations, accidents, and nuclear weapons - Scott Douglas Sagan c1993

        Book Recommended Read pages 3-11: Introduction. High Use copy held in Central Library.

      3. The craft of international history: a guide to method - Marc Trachtenberg c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Required

    10. The Ethics of Research and Wither Methods? 6 items
      1. A Guide to Professional Ethics in Political Science - The American Political Science Association 2012

        Document Required

  13. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.